Newsletter 15th February 2021
Kia ora Musselburgh Whānau,
I hope you and your wider New Zealand whānau are managing with the change in Alert Levels. As we
are currently in Alert Level 2 we have had to make a few changes at school for the next three days as follows:
- Bring Your Own kai Community Evening - this will now be on Monday 22nd February 5pm-7pm
- Beach Education for the year 3, 4, 5 and 6 students. This was due to take place tomorrow and on Wednesday. We are negotiating with Surf Life Saving to organise another date. The year 1 and 2 Beach Ed day can still go ahead on Thursday at this stage.
- Girls Smash Cricket is postponed this evening. It will start next Monday 22nd February
- Futsal is postponed this week. It will start next week on Tuesday 23rd / Wednesday 24th February
- Please drop students after 8.30am at the school gates. The gates will be opened at 8.30am and close again at 9am.
- For year 3 - 6 students please arrange a place at the school gates to pick them up each day
- Year 1 and 2 students will be taken to a designated gate as below:
- Pohutukawa (Mrs Crowley) - new entrant students to the Auld St gate at 2.50pm
- Rata (Mrs McLean) - to the Culling Street gate at 2.55pm
- Harakeke (Miss Wealleans) - to the Marlow Street gate at 2.55pm
This worked really well last year and we thank you for your cooperation.
- Students will be reminded about good hygiene practice and hand washing today. Hand sanitiser will be available in every room. Our water fountains are not able to be used in Alert Level 2 so please can students bring a full water bottle to school.
- Students will be playing in a designated part of the playground at break times
- If you do need to come into the school grounds please spend a minute to sign the Contact Trace Register in the office
- Please observe 2m physical distancing at the school gates where possible as this is the most likely source of transmission
- Finally - if your child is unwell please be cautious and keep them away from school
Please look out for further communication especially if the Alert levels alter again. Useful websites for are the Ministry of Health https://www.health.govt.nz/ and the Ministry of Education https://www.education.govt.nz/
In the meantime - thank you for your help with keeping our school a safe place to learn for our students.
Tumuaki / Principal